Filed under: Japan , Toyota , Electric The wacky, three-wheeled Toyota i-Road we saw in Geneva earlier this year will be heading to production. But before you run down to your local Toyota dealer looking for one of these all-electric “personal mobility” vehicles, chances are, you’ll never actually see one unless you visit Japan. Announced at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies ( CEATEC ) expo last week, Toyota said that the i-Road would be used as a part of the Ha:Mo car-sharing system in Japan. Weighing in at around 661 pounds, with a 28-mile-per-hour top speed and a two-passenger seating arrangement, the i-Road seems more like a fully enclosed scooter than a car, but it does offer a 30-mile driving range and has a nifty articulating front suspension that leans into corners. As for Ha:Mo, Toyota says that the number of cars in the program will increase from 10 prior to October 1 to 100 by the middle of this month, and the number of stations will almost double from 13 up to 21. Toyota has more details about the car and Ha:Mo in the press release posted below . Continue reading Toyota confirms i-Road electric trike for production Toyota confirms i-Road electric trike for production originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 08 Oct 2013 08:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Seventeen Boys & Girls Clubs to Share $302,620 Contribution This Holiday Season from Toyota Financial Services, ADESA and Norwalk Auto Auctions
December 21, 2011 – Torrance, Calif. – Toyota Financial Services (TFS), as part of its Making Life Easier for YOUth initiative, has partnered with two auto remarketing firms, ADESA ( www.adesa.com ) and Norwalk Auto Auctions ( www.norwalkautoauction.com ), to provide a surprise holiday donation of $302,620 to be shared among 17 Boys & Girls Clubs in cities where the three companies operate. In addition to celebrations at the various Clubs, representatives of Toyota Financial Services and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will hold a special check presentation this afternoon at the Whittier Boys & Girls Clubs at 7905 Greenleaf Ave, in Whittier, Calif., to recognize the combined $302,620 contribution.